Medi-Kool

Medi-Kool
Florida State University

The lack of proper cooling for insulin and other temperature-sensitive medications during a power outage due to events such as natural disasters causes hundreds of otherwise preventable deaths. In fact, diabetic complications are among the leading causes of death after a natural disaster. When disaster victims are facing the loss of their homes and livelihoods, the last thing they should be concerned with is access to critical medication.

Currently, no product on the market provides a comprehensive solution for storing temperature-sensitive medication during a long-term power outage. Medi-Kool is designed to address this important need.

Medi-Kool is a portable, all-in-one cold storage unit designed to preserve temperature-sensitive medications during power outages. When disaster strikes, the system can be deployed to store critically needed medication until main grid power is restored. The solar-powered system is temperature-controlled to prolong power usage and includes a battery pack and foldable solar panel capable of over 300 hours of performance. The system is preset to maintain the medication’s temperature between 2°C and 8°C, the standard for most temperature-sensitive medications, but can be adjusted as low as -15°C by the user.

While Medi-Kool is designed to store a full prescription of insulin, it can also store glaucoma eye drops, EpiPens for life-threatening allergic reactions, and any other drugs or vaccines that require refrigeration. We believe Medi-Kool can save countless lives by protecting these medications when nothing else can and providing invaluable relief to those who need it most.

Travis Amaral
Mechanical Engineering
Zoe Dillehay
Mechanical Engineering
Nick Georgevich
Mechanical Engineering
Keon Glass
Mechanical Engineering
Diego Mendoza
Electrical Engineering
Andrew Sayers
Mechanical Engineering